Dennis Clements is one lucky guy. The Missouri native was approximately 250 miles off the coast of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, on his way to the U.S. Virgin Islands when his boat, the Gloria A Dios, was damaged in bad weather. At 1800 hours on Saturday, January 3, the wind was a steady 45 knots. The waves were 18 to 21 feet high. And it was snowing. He was attempting to get back to shore, and his EPIRB had been activated.